For anyone having dificulty passing the emissions test in a vitesse, as most of you know i have been having problems with this. After inquiring with VOSA who are the MOT authority i got this email back:-
From: Enquiries%VIA@vosa.gov.uk Add to Address Book
Subject: Emissons Test
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 15:10:18 +0100
Thank you for your e-mail.
I can confirm that as there is no exact match in the emissions data
for your vehicle: Rover 800 Vitesse 1994 you would require a non cat
using the default limits:
I hope this information will assist you but if you have any further
then please do not hesitate to contact me again.
So anyone having problems remember this. Print the thread off an present it to the MOT Tester.
Yes, good idea VS - I'll copy it over to the "How To" section aswell.
I suppose this solved your 'couldnt pass the emissions test' problem!
yep lol after a whole month of tearing my hair out lol
you can all imagine my language when i was told by VOSA i didnt need the test after all the time and money i spent basicly rebuilding the bloody thing. oh well the car runs better now than it did when i got it so a blessing in disguise :)
I seem to recall saying as much a few weeks back - it's what I was told by my MOT tester in March when we had our Vit done.
i know but the bloody BFG tester needed it in writing, after a whole month of changing stuff. I told him when you told me but he po-pood me. *******
Time for a written complaint to his boss or the BFG licencing authorities.
I had a run in with them when they issued 1975 plates to my 1969 MGC - this is a car that went out of production in 1970. It just made me stand right out - to the extent that an Irish bloke asked me at Dunkirk ferry port if I was RAF or Army. That was pretty worrying in 1990 when we were having a LOT of trouble with the Provos in BFG.
It took a while to get resolved but I was damned if I was going to let a matter or principle such as that go without a resolution.
complaint already made :)
With a bill for all parts
and about £300 of labour
nice when your local garage has hand writen invoices :)
ooops did i just say that :)
Just reading this thread makes me want to bang my head against the wall!
Had a huge problem getting my last Vitty through the emissions test about a year ago, ended up fitting new cat, lambda, etc, etc and spending about 400 quid on just the emissions side alone, purely because it was about slightly over the CO2 for a cat car of that age (93).
If I'm reading this thread correctly, that means that a) my car would have flown through a test with the non-cat limits, and b) I would have had the money to fix her up when the gearbox started eating itself a couple of months afterwards, and wouldn't have sold her on for peanuts for spares or repair. :p
Oh well, at least I'll know better for when the MOT on my current Vitty comes up.
Go back and complain - it may be worth it.
apparantly acording to VOSA there are quite alot of cars that are not on their database, as the data base was updated about 5 years ago and unless it was a mainstream seller ie. escort, mondeo etc they were deleted. so it may not be just the vitesse thats exempt
my 1993 coupe turbo just failded it's mot on emissions, both cars have the same engine so would the above also apply to me?